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I'm a quasar get me out of here - growing supermassive black holes buried in galaxies

Quasars are extremely bright objects with massive black holes at their centres. Usually, quasars are obscured by donut-shaped rings of dust surrounding them.
Picture of hidden quasars in thick cloud of dust and gas

Understanding moral injury in war veterans

On 11 November, millions of people in the UK and beyond remember the service and sacrifice of our Armed Forces on what is known as Remembrance Day.
A group of soldiers dressed in camouflage clothing.

From Lumiere to the Big Bang – Explore November’s Community Newsletter

Want to know more about how we interact with our local community?
A Lumiere installation that spells out 'I love Durham' in pink neon lights

Remembrance Day: how we are marking 11 November

As a University, we remember the millions of people who have lost their lives in the line of duty. We are highly committed to supporting our Armed Forces and to marking Remembrance Day.
Students performing on brass instruments in the Cathedral

Innovative statistical approach for industry solutions

Our Mathematical Sciences department has a long track record of working and partnering with industry and the public sector.
Picture of mathematical equation on a blackboard

Graphic warning labels could reduce people’s meat consumption

A new study from our Department of Psychology has found that cigarette style graphic warning labels could reduce people’s meat consumption.
Someone handing a plate of food including a burger and salad to a customer

Join the Diwali celebrations at the Oriental Museum

The Oriental Museum is hosting an evening of live music and family-friendly events to celebrate the spectacular festival of Diwali on Tuesday 14 November from 6pm - 8pm. Staff and students from the Durham University Hindu Society are looking forward to welcoming visitors of all ages, to join in with traditional Diwali activities.
Community volunteer leading prayers to goddess Lakshmi at Diwali celebrations. Goddess Lakshmi statue is lit up with lights and a range of offerings lie in front.

My Durham Story - Milica Spasojevic

We caught up with Milica Spasojevic who recently graduated from our department of Mathematical Sciences.
Picture of alumnus Milica Spasojevic

My Durham Story - Thalia Seale

We caught up with Thalia Seale who graduated from our department of Mathematical Sciences.
Picture of maths alumnus Thalia Seale

How we’re helping get school pupils back into the classroom

We’re helping out a local school that has had to temporarily close some of its facilities.
Vice Chancellor Karen O'Brien with the headteacher and pupils of St Leonard's Catholic School in Ushaw Chapel

Durham subjects among the world’s best

Four of our subjects have been ranked among the world’s top 100 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2024.
A black heritage male sitting in a lecture hall, behind a long desk, with a laptop, looking off screen

Advanced probabilistic techniques propel solutions for offshore wind farms

Our Mathematical Sciences department has collaborated with researchers from our Engineering department and industry to develop a software called ‘DOTS’.
Offshore wind farm